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petauristn. [L. petaurista a ropedancer, Gr. , fr. to dance on a rope, fr. a pole, a stage for ropedancers: cf. F. pétauriste.].
     Any flying marsupial of the genera Petaurus, Phalangista, Acrobata, and allied genera. See Flying mouse, under Flying, and Phalangister.  [1913 Webster]


petaurist, n. any flying squirrel of the genus Petaurista, native to E. Asia.

Gk petauristes performer on a springboard (petauron)

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